Why Does The Creator Have Many Names?

583.01Question: If the Creator is one, unique, and distinctive, then why does He have so many names?

Answer: According to the way in which a person perceives the Creator, he gives Him names. And when he attains Him in his true form, then the name disappears completely and only a four-letter symbol remains, which speaks about the way in which we perceive Him in our feelings.

In other words, there is a root, or zero, discernment along with discernments 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Other than the root, each of them is one name of the Creator, meaning a revelation of the Creator within us. The root is the attribute of bestowal, which comes from the Creator, and then this enters our desire.

Question: Even when I feel that the Creator is cruel and I say that about Him, is this also a name for the Creator?

Answer: Yes, everything that you feel is a name of the Creator. Moreover, even what you are feeling now in your everyday life is the Creator and His revelation within your desires. Which is to say, even now “There is none else besides Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35).

A question arises: How is it possible to imagine the Creator apart from what is happening around us on the level of the still, vegetative, and animate of the world? It is a revelation of His attributes in relation to us. If we absorb all of this within ourselves correctly, then we will attain only a single root of bestowal.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 1/27/19

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